Getting back to the foundation of this blog. Living Primitively Optimistic means no matter what has happened or what is happening, the future is a shining light right in front of you! I am not saying this is easy, but I am saying it’s a choice and behavior.
Why is it primitive? Because I believe that optimism and pessimism are learned traits that can be traced back to an event in your life. It is never too late to recalibrate your Optimism/Pessimism scale.
Pessimistic behavior may lead you to giving up. While Optimistic behavior wil inspire you to continue to push on. Easy way or the Fulfilling way? It’s entirely up to you.
Here’s my suggestion for transforming pessimism to optimism. It is going to be very short and vague, but there is a lot to it and I am more than happy to write a series or speak with you personally.
Getting to it: I invite you to trace back to when you felt a sense of optimism. Hold onto that feeling. Now go back to when you first became aware of your first draw to be pessimistic. Do you remember that event? Do you remember the outcome? Can you replay that event in your head? If you can, then can you forgive the event. Release the pessimistic behavior that it left you with. Replace that behavior with the feeling of optimism, excited for upcoming events, new opportunities (big and small). Confidently knowing that if it doesn’t play out as you had intended, you’ll have learned what may have gotten in the way and be able to shift your tactics to get the outcome you desire for future opportunities.
I am aware that I over simplified it. If you make an attempt at doing this you might find it more challenging than expected and that’s ok. I never said it would be easy, I said it would be fulfilling. It is merely a suggestion and my experience with this method was the original source of this blog.
If you have other techniques or experiences, please feel free to share them in the comments. I’d love to highlight them in a future blog.
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